Vehicles heavier or larger than the standard dimensions need special permits to travel on the road. The tabs below explain the rules, requirements and application processes.
To protect tasman district's road network, there are strict controls on the overall weight and axle loads of vehicles. If your vehicle exceeds the limits because of the indivisible load you're carrying, or the vehicle's design, you need to apply for an overweight permit before you travel.
If you want to carry divisible loads, such as logs, milk powder or freight more productively you may be able to operate on a high productivity motor vehicle (HPMV) permit.
HPMV permits will only be approved for suitable vehicles carrying divisible loads of economic importance. Permitted vehicles must also be able to travel on routes that are suitable for the vehicle and load being approved.
The New Zealand Transport Agency provides a step-by-step process when applying for, or considering applying for, an HPMV permit.
Overdimsension permits are issued by;
Overdimension Permit Issuing Agency (OPIA)
Freephone 0800 OVERSIZE (0800 683 774) or fax (06 953 6313).
Overdimension vehicle information is available from the New Zealand Transport Agency.